1st #cocktail of #FridayNightCocktails / #StPatricksDayCocktails on #StPatricksDay 2023: Irish Maid

Our first cocktail is the enticing Irish Maid. A variant of the Kentucky Maid which replaces Kentucky bourbon with Irish whiskey, and muddled lemon wedges with muddled cucumber slices. Along with the elderflower liqueur, this makes for a floral and refreshing drink.

Irish Maid

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time2 mins

A variant of the Kentucky Maid which replaces Kentucky bourbon with Irish whiskey, and muddled lemon wedges with muddled cucumber slices. Along with the elderflower liqueur, this makes for a floral and refreshing drink.

 2 slices of cucumber (~6mm thick)
 60 ml Irish whiskey
 15 ml elderflower liqueur
 22.50 ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
 22.50 ml simple syrup
 Cucumber slice for garnsh

1

Place the cucumber slices into a cocktail shaker and muddle.

2

Add all ingredients and shake until well-chilled.

3

Fine-strain into a tumbler over fresh ice.

4

Garnish with a cucumber slice.

This cocktail works best with an Irish whiskey which as a strong flavour profile; Roe and Co Blended Irish Whiskey[/ink] works very well (and was created with cocktails in mind).

Ingredients

 2 slices of cucumber (~6mm thick)
 60 ml Irish whiskey
 15 ml elderflower liqueur
 22.50 ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
 22.50 ml simple syrup
 Cucumber slice for garnsh

Directions

1

Place the cucumber slices into a cocktail shaker and muddle.

2

Add all ingredients and shake until well-chilled.

3

Fine-strain into a tumbler over fresh ice.

4

Garnish with a cucumber slice.

Irish Maid

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